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Jane Gossett, 49, Erlanger Print E-mail

Jane Vessing Gossett, 49, Erlanger passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2011 at St. Elizabeth in Edgewood.

Born in Kenton County on June 23, 1961, she was the daughter of Minnie Vessing and the late Ralph Vessing.

She worked for Walmart for 20 years.

Preceding her in death in addition to her father is her husband, Robert Gossett; and her sister, Mary Elmore.

Surviving are her brothers: Jimmy Duncan of Grey, Ga., Bill Duncan of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ralph Vessing of DeMossville, and Johnny Duncan of Erlanger; sisters, Debra McGaha of Grey, Ga., and Jeana Windhorst of Erlanger; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler.

Interment took place at Gardnersville Cemetery.



Velma Fookes, 89, Butler Print E-mail

Velma Fookes, 89, of Butler passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at River Valley Nursing Home in Butler.

Born on June 10, 1921, in Breckenridge, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late William and Lorena Moore Kean.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death is her husband, James H. Fookes, and son, Larry Fookes.

Surviving are her sons: Phil (Lori) Fookes of Butler, Bill (Caroline) Fookes of Hamilton, Ohio, and Ted (Peggy) Fookes of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Evelyn Coleman of Breckenridge, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Grassy Creek Christian Church under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home.

Services will be at 7 p.m. also on Wednesday at the church.

Interment will take place at Brekenridge Cemetery in Breckenridge, Mich.



Paul Thorpe, 54, Brooksville Print E-mail

Paul Ronnie Thorpe, 54, of Brooksville passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at UC Medical Center.

Born on December 1, 1957, he was a son of the late Paul York and Lavada Thorpe.

Surviving are his daughter, Tara Michelle Sparks; and granddaughter, Allison Nevaeh Nickerson of Brooksville; sister, Donna Hall of Hazard; and brothers, Terry Thorpe of  Brooksville and Danny Thorpe of Newport.

Services were held Monday, April 11, 2011 at Palmer Funeral Home in Germantown.

Interment took place at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.pal



Terry Hester, 58, Brooksville Print E-mail

Terry Lee Hester, 58, of Brooksville passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville.

Born in Maysville on May 16, 1952, he was the son of the late Marvin and Mildred Monson Hester.

He was retired from GAP and was a member of the Powersville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was retired from the Brooksville Volunteer Fire Dept with 20-plus years of service and was a former Councilman for the city of Brooksville, had worked with the Bracken County School System, was a former County Director for Red Cross and had worked with Bracken EMS. He was also a former Deputy Jailer and Bracken County Dispatcher.

Preceding him in death is his brother, Billy Hester.

Surviving is his wife of 40 years, Joyce Shelton Hester; two children, Craig Anthony Hester and Tricia Hester Nesbitt, both of Brooksville; four grandchildren: William Tyler Hester, Jaime Lynn Hester, Kyle Edgar Nesbitt, and Jacob Lee Nesbitt.

Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Moore & Parker Funeral Home in Brooksville.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 also at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Powersville Baptist Church or the Brooksville Fire Department.



Gilbert Naylor, 85, Butler Print E-mail

Gilbert E. Naylor, 85, of Butler passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at his home.

Born in Parkersburg, W.V., on December 7, 1925, he was the son of the late Eugene Naylor.

Preceding him in death is his wife, Frances Crosby Naylor, on February 14, 2008.

Surviving are his son, Jim (Dee) Yelton of Butler; grandchildren: Tonya Norris, Jay (Danielle) Yelton, Kristin Yelton, and Kelsey Yelton; and great-grandchildren: Courtney Norris, Zach Norris, Johnathan Yelton, and Justin Yelton.

Graveside services took place on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Butler Cemetery in Butler under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home in Butler.



Military Services for Deaton Print E-mail

American Legion Post 109 and V.F.W. Post 1978 and D.A.V. Post members held full military services for Mr. Vernon Deaton at the Williamstown Cemetery on April 6, 2011.

Mr. Deaton served in the United States Air Force.

To Mr. Vernon Deaton, we honor and salute you.

To the family, we offer our sympathy.

American Legion Post 109 and V.F.W. Post 1978 and D.A.V. Post members present were Ray Hammond, Donald Steele, Jim Sharp, Charles Biddle, Jim Morton, Larry Fields, Bob Gulick, Sam Hodge, Ronnie Bay, Phil Hedges, Ken Wrobleski, Charles Gallagher, Steve Lonaker, James Haley, Carl Butcher, and Shelby McDowell.

Taps was played by Sam Hodge.

Another veteran was laid to rest.



Library Memorials and Donations Print E-mail

The following memorial was received by the Pendleton County Public Library, for April 2011:

In Memory of Wanda Lou Whaley, a donation was received from Maxine Bertram, David Ammerman, Leslie and Dan Noel.


James (Jim) William Booth, 81 Print E-mail

James (Jim) William BoothJames (Jim) William Booth, 81, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at home with his loving family.

Born in Carlisle on April 16, 1929, he was the son of the late Christine (Smith) Morgan and John Booth.

He retired from Carlisle Construction Company where he had been employed for 32 years. He was a very loving husband and father and friend to all. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents are his brothers, Wilburn Morgan and Bud Morgan; sisters: Francis Booth, Marion Booth, Virginia Booth, Grace Morgan, Nancy Morgan, Joyce Morgan, and Margaret Morgan.

Surviving is his loving and devoted wife, Leslie Booth; children: James (Jimmy) William Jr., Edward (Eddie) Dean Booth, Jimmy Booth of Bellevue, Terry Booth of Newport, David (Kathy) Booth of Burlington, Melissa Booth of Ft. Thomas, and Christy Booth of Villa Hills; brother, Avery (Al) Morgan of Latonia; and several grandchildren.

Services were held on Monday, April 4, 2011 with Pastor Darrell Mullins officiating under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home.

Interment took place at Mount Auburn Cemetery.


Linda Dowd, 69, Williamstown Print E-mail

Linda DowdLinda Lou Dowd, 69, of Williamstown passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011 at her home.

Surviving are her children:  Mike Dowd of Walton, Luanne (Dowd) Yazell and Gary Myers, both of Williamstown, and Lisa (Dowd) Sullinger of Florence; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth.

Services will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011, also at the funeral home.


Alaina Redden, Infant, Alexandria Print E-mail

Alaina Grace Redden of Alexandria passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

Born on March 31, 2011, she was the daughter of Shaun and Rachel Montgomery Redden.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her grandparents, Daryl and Jan Redden of Butler, and Rick and Debbie Montgomery of Grant’s Lick.

Visitation will be held from 10 - 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 also at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Grant’s Lick.



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